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Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a psychiatric condition characterized by depressed mood or anhedonia (significant loss of interest or pleasure). The condition affects more than 15.7 million adults and approximately 3 million adolescents (aged 13 to 17 years) in the USA each year.
Antidepressant exposure in the womb may increase offspring's risk of affective disorders

Antidepressant exposure in the womb may increase offspring's risk of affective disorders

Accelerated cellular aging in depressed individuals associated with increased mortality risk

Accelerated cellular aging in depressed individuals associated with increased mortality risk

Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder have accelerated cellular aging

Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder have accelerated cellular aging

Study: Wisdom and loneliness can influence the gut microbial diversity

Study: Wisdom and loneliness can influence the gut microbial diversity

Genetic study identifies sex-dependent differences in major psychiatric disorders

Genetic study identifies sex-dependent differences in major psychiatric disorders

FAIR Health study highlights the impact of COVID-19 on pediatric mental health

FAIR Health study highlights the impact of COVID-19 on pediatric mental health

New California law makes it easier to get care for mental health and substance abuse

New California law makes it easier to get care for mental health and substance abuse

New center established at NYU Langone Health to expand psychedelic research and training

New center established at NYU Langone Health to expand psychedelic research and training

Traumatic or stressful events in childhood may lead to changes in key brain structures

Traumatic or stressful events in childhood may lead to changes in key brain structures

Differences in gene readouts may shed light on mental disorders

Differences in gene readouts may shed light on mental disorders

Sequential approach to treating comorbid PTSD and depression

Sequential approach to treating comorbid PTSD and depression

Metabolites may be predictive indicators of patients at risk for recurrent major depression

Metabolites may be predictive indicators of patients at risk for recurrent major depression

Targeted brain stimulation dulls social pain

Targeted brain stimulation dulls social pain

Newly discovered brain pattern could improve the diagnosis of mental health disorders

Newly discovered brain pattern could improve the diagnosis of mental health disorders

4E-BP proteins are key to unlock the antidepressant effect of ketamine in the brain

4E-BP proteins are key to unlock the antidepressant effect of ketamine in the brain

Landmark heart study reveals new insights about risk factors for depression

Landmark heart study reveals new insights about risk factors for depression

New framework proposed for eliminating defects in behavioral health treatment

New framework proposed for eliminating defects in behavioral health treatment

New legal push aims to speed magic mushrooms to dying patients

New legal push aims to speed magic mushrooms to dying patients

Study uses non-invasive technique to help veterans with depression, concussion

Study uses non-invasive technique to help veterans with depression, concussion

Psilocybin may be effective in patients suffering from major depression

Psilocybin may be effective in patients suffering from major depression